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European equities start higher
On Thursday, European stocks started higher because a fresh batch of corporate earnings reports was closely watched. Traders also paid attention to the final data on euro zone inflation.
The EURO STOXX 50 tacked on 0.39%, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.41%, Germany’s DAX 30 added 0.44%.
As for financial stocks, they mostly gained, as French lenders Societe Generale as well as BNP Paribas rallied 0.09% and 0.17% respectively. Meanwhile, Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank soared 0.97% and 1.44% respectively.
Meanwhile, peripheral lenders, including Spanish banks Banco Santander and BBVA earned respectively 0.38% and 0.61%. In Italia, Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit definitely underperformed, with equities down 0.53% and 0.72% respectively.
FTSE 100 tacked on 0.2% higher in London, backed by 3i, whose equities gained 3.40% after the company posted a total return sag to £655 million for the six months by September 30 versus £1 billion in the same period of the previous year.
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.